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UPDATED: Lummi Island ferry service suspended due to mechanical issues

Whatcom Chief making the crossing from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island (2016). Photo: My Ferndale News
Whatcom Chief making the crossing from Gooseberry Point to Lummi Island (2016). Photo: Whatcom News

LUMMI ISLAND, Wash. —Officials with Whatcom County Ferry Division announced today, Thursday, May 12th, that ferry service was being temporarily suspended.

The 7:30pm announcement cited a mechanical issue at the Lummi Island dock.

Service is currently being provided by a passenger-only ferry while the Whatcom Chief is undergoing annual drydock maintenance.

No estimate for resuming service was given at the time.

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Update 11:30am: Ferry officials announced they had completed the repairs on the Lummi Island dock and ferry service had resumed. They added that current high winds may affect the schedule through mid-afternoon.

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